EXCEPTIONAL CANCER CARE, EXCEPTIONAL NURSES
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. These three organizations have worked together to support their mission of world class adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education. Please join us and be part of making a difference in the lives of our patients, families, and community!
At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance every patient, every life matters. Our dedicated nurses are a driving force making SCCA a global leader in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Our nurses rank among leading experts in oncology. Our nurses provide exceptional patient and family-centered care as they coordinate and assist in individualized treatment. They integrate care with support for the research and development of innovative therapies. Embarking with each patient on a journey through cancer treatment and survival, our compassionate nurses walk hand-in-hand with courage and hope with each individual to ensure the best possible patient outcome.
"Like our world-renowned physicians and researchers, SCCA's nurses set a world-class standard in their field, and a very high bar across an incredibly diverse range of professional skills. Our nurses bring a unique kind of compassion to their work, rooted in a profound understanding of the very human challenge our patients and their families are going through. They provide a depth of knowledge and insight that ensure our patients are well educated about the prevention and care of cancer, and empowered to make the best decisions before, during, and well after recovery from cancer. They strive for nursing excellence because they demand that level of performance from themselves, each other, and the rest of us. SCCA has always known that nurses are the backbone of our patient care, and, because of that, we have had a historic commitment to nurses practicing at the top of their license. That commitment is even stronger today."
Angelique Richard, R.N., Ph.D., Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations
Our nurses are vital to the journey of cancer care. We invite you to explore our career opportunities and apply online for more information.
This position is responsible for primary nursing care of patients enrolled on Immunotherapy protocols. The nurse accomplishes this through the provision of direct patient care, involvement in research protocols, phone consultation, maintaining clinical standards and involvement in education activities. The nurse is part of a team, which consists of a primary medical provider (PA, Fellow, Visiting MD), a Team Coordinator, and attending physician.
A. Care Coordination:
- Performs comprehensive assessment of patient, family and caregiver.
- Monitors patient response to therapies, including lab values and symptom assessment, in collaboration with the medical, nutrition and pharmacy staff.
- Provides psychosocial support to patients and families.
- Reviews all orders written by the medical staff.
- Communicates hospital admissions to the Charge RN in a timely manner.
- Coordinate home infusions provided by outside Home Infusion agencies after initial referral by Transition RN's.
- Provide continuity of nursing care by communicating effectively with Charge, Evening, Weekend, Infusion
- Room, Procedure, Triage, and Inpatient RN's.
- Documents all assessments, teaching, response to therapies and plans of care in a timely manner.
- Keeps patient Kardex up to date
- Functions as primary telephone contact for patients and their caregivers.
- Participates with all disciplines to plan and coordinate patient care.
B. Patient and Caregiver Teaching:
- Assumes primary responsibility for teaching with patients and caregivers.
- Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding medications and therapies, including home infusions.
- Assumes primary responsibility for patient education regarding symptom management.
- Assumes primary responsibility for departure teaching when patient is leaving the Program.
C Support for Research
- Coordinates consent forms
- Assists in obtaining research data in conjunction with patient care data.
- Maintains a working knowledge of current protocols related to this patient population.
- Maintains strong working relationship with research staff.
D. Communication and Teamwork
- Serves as a resource to other nurses caring for patients in the Immunitherapy program.
- Informs Nurse Manager of high-risk patient situations or operational issues.
- Communicates in a respectful and effective manner with other staff.
- Demonstrates appropriate problem solving when working with other departments.
E. Maintaining And Developing Own Skills:
- Participates in continuing education programs.
- Keeps current in area of expertise through journals, books, and conferences.
- WA state RN licnese
- 3-5 years of Bone Marrow Transplant or Oncology Experience required
- BSN preferred
We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2342518-2647-2521